Port Douglas is an hours drive from Cairns, in beautiful Australia. Here you will enjoy two World heritage sites: the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest of Daintree and Cape Tribulation. If you are looking for a laidback, quaint, small, friendly village atmosphere with all the sophisticated and worldly comforts, then make Port Douglas your Australian vacation destination. You will love the atmosphere, the tropical climate and all of the natural wildlife of the area. Port Douglas is often named one of those 'must-see' destinations for any Australian vacation.
There are so many things to do in Port Douglas. You can enjoy the Daintree Rainforest by going on a hike or safari. You can go diving and snorkelling at the reef. Or, you can sail the waterways in the area. There is no limit to the inspiration you will feel when surrounded by such a spectacle of nature.
The towns permanent population is around 3000 people; however, that number can easily double during the peak tourism season which runs May to September. If you happen to visit Port Douglas in the winter, you will find kite surfing to be a popular activity. Trade winds blow from the South making the waters ideal for this sport. Year-round you will enjoy the area for its many restaurants, golf courses and the variety of accommodation options.
Speaking of accommodations, in Port Douglas you will find a number of privately owned homes offered as vacation rentals and condo rentals. From simple budget accommodations to luxury villa rentals, many delight in vacation rentals as their first choice in lodging.
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